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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Mar 1, 2021 at 11:52 AM

 

As I was poking around trying to fill out my list of note-takers (see previous posting), I learned of an app called Walling, which intrigues me. Walling is like a set of nested white boards (called Walls). The notes are cards (called Bricks) you pin to the Walls. Nothing new there. But you can section the Walls to help organize the information on them. The type of information you can post to your Walls is pretty versatile. Walling has a daily notes type feature called Daily Desk. It doesn’t seem to have the ability to add links between notes, but it does use a tag-like system (called Nodes) to provide quasi-links.

I’ve long admired Milanote, but the boards in Milanote are too isolated from one another to build networks of information. Walling seems a step in the right direction.

https://walling.app/why-walling

Steve

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Mar 1, 2021 at 11:57 AM

 

Correction: It doesn’t look like you can nest Walls afterall. You can build collections of Walls… folders really… to organize them.

 


Posted by steveylang
Nov 11, 2021 at 01:36 AM

 

I stumbled across Walling today and of course searched this forum for any feedback or comments.

I feel like this is the kind of app that looks really neat in screenshots or sample documents, but might become unmanageable with larger collections of larger notes. The ability to change views for sections seems useful, especially list view which truncates the section into a list of bricks. You can collapse sections, but it would also be good to truncate bricks so bricks with a lot of content don’t have to take up so much space.

Upon further consideration I think the app could be practical if there was better wall management. I think the best model for this app is 1 wall = 1 note/outline, such that content is more spread out than a typical PIM ‘note’ but visually well-organized. But you can’t have collections of collections, or have walls demoted under other walls, etc. There is also no pinning or starring or other organization tools.

 


Posted by Amontillado
Nov 11, 2021 at 01:46 PM

 

I wish there was a corkboard app that would display URL’s. Think of a cross between a web browser and corkboard.

Then I could have an inventory of ideas as notes in Devonthink. A subset could go on a corkboard, showing index cards with the content of RTF, Markdown, or even just plain text notes.

I’m starting to think I should revisit Tinderbox, although it didn’t resonate with me. My failing, I’m certain.

 


Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Nov 11, 2021 at 04:33 PM

 

I’ve dabbled with Walling a few times. It is alluring, but I have the same feeling you do… that it wouldn’t take too much content for it to become overwhelming. I get their update emails, and they do make frequent improvements.


steveylang wrote:
I stumbled across Walling today and of course searched this forum for
>any feedback or comments.
> >I feel like this is the kind of app that looks really neat in
>screenshots or sample documents, but might become unmanageable with
>larger collections of larger notes. The ability to change views for
>sections seems useful, especially list view which truncates the section
>into a list of bricks. You can collapse sections, but it would also be
>good to truncate bricks so bricks with a lot of content don’t have to
>take up so much space.
> >Upon further consideration I think the app could be practical if there
>was better wall management. I think the best model for this app is 1
>wall = 1 note/outline, such that content is more spread out than a
>typical PIM ‘note’ but visually well-organized. But you can’t have
>collections of collections, or have walls demoted under other walls,
>etc. There is also no pinning or starring or other organization tools.

 


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